The Royal Institute of British Architects invites entries for the 2001 RIBA Awards. Winners of this award will be considered for a series of further prizes, including the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Building of the Year, Stephen Lawrence Prize and others. The deadline for entries is 30 March. Contact: Nancy Mills on 0121 233 […]

Studio Twenty design Armit Wines’ own-label range

Pearce Marchbank’s Studio Twenty has designed London wine merchant John Armit Wines’ first own-label range, which launches this week in London department store Selfridges. Individual labels in the range feature two cubic panels of contrasting colour, designed to reflect the flavour and character of each wine. The wine descriptions are similarly pared-down, such as South […]

Making a hot

Making a hot brew can be dangerous, but help is here. If you still make a pot of tea, the D-Pot could be for you. Young Female Inventor of the Year Damini Kumar has designed a non-drip teapot and put an end to what she claims is a ‘running joke among engineers’ that no-one has […]

Emirates picks FutureBrand

FutureBrand has won a £250 000 project from airline Emirates to create a retail flagship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, following a three-way creative pitch. The Emirates flagship will incorporate digital branding work aimed at creating a technology-focused retail environment, according to FutureBrand aviation practice director Gerrie Smith. “Our aim is to design an experiential […]

Get back on your bikes and er recycle more

When was the last time you took a bottle to the bank except, perhaps, in an effort to cajole your bank manager into lending you a few more quid? If you aren’t blessed with a Green community spirit, a new website should encourage you to get on your bike and give a bit back to […]

Noble Moy cars get Interbrand treatment

Interbrand has been appointed by regional car manufacturer Noble Moy Automotive to create its identity, website and graphics, following the success of its M12 sports car. It won the work following a creative presentation, for which no brief was issued. Noble Moy approached another design consultancy at the early stages, but declines to name it. […]

W&R identity for Burmester

Wren & Rowe has redesigned the corporate identity and bottles for 250-year-old, family-owned Portuguese drinks company Burmester, which launches to the trade at the end of March.

Yes to Northcross museum refit

Building work on the National Coal Mining Museum refit is to start next month after the attraction approved Northcross Group’s detailed designs. The £6.2m National Lottery-funded project is due to open in March 2002. Installation work is likely to begin in September or October. Northcross was appointed without a pitch and has been working on […]

Rawfish to cook up Tik Tok look

Rawfish has been appointed to design interiors for soup and noodle retailer Tik Tok’s flagship store in Manchester. Tik Tok’s first standalone store is designed to establish a high street presence for the brand which, if successful, will lead to a roll ou


Landor Associates has rebranded the International Pharmaceuticals Division of medicine manufacturer Alpharma Inc to rationalise the diverse range of pharmaceuticals companies acquired by the parent. The division becomes Alpharma Ltd.


We were misinformed by General Optica that Fitch is its incumbent consultancy (News, DW 2 March). Rodney Fitch & Co worked for the Spanish optician two years ago on a separate project.

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